Madagascar: Building Urban Resilience in Greater Antananarivo

Context and Objectives

This ACP-EU NDRR project strengthens climate resilience in Antananarivo, and thereby enhances the urban living conditions in the poorest and most vulnerable neighborhoods of Greater Antananarivo. The project is providing analytics on urban planning and disaster risk management, and promotes the integration of disaster risk considerations into urban practices. 

The resulting analytics inform the $75 million World Bank-financed "Integrated Urban Development and Resilience Project" (PRODUIR). PRODUIR plans on investments that improve infrastructure for drainage and flood protection, improve urban living conditions and livelihoods; and enhance resilient urban governance and disaster preparedness.

Main Activities

Component 1: Disaster informed urban planning and design.

Activities under this component develop innovative urban development plans that incorporate disaster risk management. This includes plans on evacuation routes, shelters and first response centres.

Component 2: Green solutions for resilient urban development.

Activities under this component include an assessment of the costs, benefits, and implementation considerations for the implementation of nature-based solutions in Antananarivo, such as wetlands and urban parks. An investment plan for upscaling these solutions in Antananarivo and possible other cities was developed, and capacity building activities are being provided for central and municipal officials.

Component 3: Community-based solid waste management.

Activities under this component develop an assessment of challenges regarding effective solid waste management. Innovative community-based approaches are also proposed and piloted.

Component 4: Policy dialogue and donor coordination

Under this component, the project improves donor coordination in the urban space and to maintain a policy dialogue across government counterparts.


The project has produced a technical study on green infrastructure and risk-informed urban design options, and a study and pilot project for community-led solid waste management. 

Partnerships and Coordination

The project is implemented with the Ministry of Land Use Planning, with National Disaster Risk Management Agencies, and with Municipal Authorities. Close coordination is also ensured with Agence Française de Développement, and with the EU Delegation.


  • Africa
Window of Action
  • Window 2
Amount approved
  • $500,000
  • $75,000,000
  • 11/2018 - 08/2021